Along with correct dimensional and mechanical properties, processors know that good color properties rank among the top factors in customer acceptance of a plastic product. Color is often an integral part of the identification and branding scheme of a product, and may, in some cases, be the determining factor in product selection by the user.
With so much value riding on color consistency and quality, it’s important to understand the process of coloring at the machine, typical coloring problems and their solutions, and the impact of coloring on the bottom line.